Hazal Haznedaroglu was born 1990 in Stockholm. She graduated from Faculty of Communication at Marmara University and took art classes at Chelsea College of Arts and MSGSU. Her studio is based in Istanbul.Since when do you paint and what are your favorite motives?
I’ve always been a creative & sensitive mind. It all first started with “poem writing” back in middle-school, slowly the writing turned into paintings with some text in it and later I found a more invisible way of expressing my feelings throughout the motive I created.
The motive has been with me for five-six years. It comes out in different shapes and colors. Sometimes I get the feeling that I’m painting an endless motive. All of them are so different from each other but at the same time it all belongs together. When the painting goes to their new home, I always have the feeling of them all together have a special invisible bond.
When you create a new work, how do you proceed? What comes first?
Background layering with a calm mind and motive making with mixed feelings. Sometimes in a rush sometimes more in harmony, never knowing exactly what the motive will turn into makes the excitement and motivates.From what do you get your motivation?
Waking up each morning with an excitement about making a new painting; watching the sky & see while crossing the Bosporus bride to get to my studio, while chasing sunrises and sunsets in shifting colors motivates my soul.
Another one is; When “strangers” which mostly turns into “friends”, chooses one of my paintings to put up on their most precious place called “home” and tells me that my colors makes them feel good each day. Exactly that point motivates me to keep creating art. Your life without art would be...
... unmotivated, uncreative and all my interest in existence would disappear.
What's the best art venue in your city right now?
Istanbul Modern Art Museum in its newly renovated building in Karaköy.
Photos by Deniz Tapkan
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